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Detective Noel Don McGuire | Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

Detective

Noel Don McGuire

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 14, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Detective Noel McGuire was shot and killed while working a vice detail.

He had stopped a suspicious vehicle and questioned the suspects. As he returned to his cruiser one of the suspects shot him in the back. He was able to call for help on his radio. Unbeknownst to him, the suspects had just committed an armed robbery in a neighboring county. Both suspects were arrested a few hours later in Oklahoma by state police officers.

The 15-year-old shooter and his 16-year-old accomplice were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Detective McGuire had served with the Little Rock Police Department for five years. He survived by his parents.

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.
May 14, 2016

 

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